Freddie Strickland is the owner of Freddie Strickland Gardens.
Having grown up in London, Freddie chose to swap city life for the Cornish coast, where he studied and worked for eight years. It was a platform from which he grew enormously, successfully graduating with a degree in Fine Art from Falmouth University.
Freddie’s love for the outdoors found him working for an environmental charity. However, it wasn’t long before his passion for horticulture overtook him and led him to further study Garden and Landscape design at the Eden Project, Cornwall.
Freddie has been inspired by the gardens of the South West, and these influences are present within his latest designs. Other themes include a focus on sustainability, and he hopes this can be seen with the plants, materials and the construction methods he chooses to use. Freddie aims to guide people to make the most of their outdoor space and realise its potential to become a place to escape to, and bring great joy.
This year, Freddie was crowned the RHS Young designer of the year, following his Gold medal award-winning show garden at Tatton Park, where his garden ‘On Tropic’ also won best construction in show.
Other notable highlights include being recognised in Pro Landscaper magazine’s prestigious ’30 Under 30’ competition; as one of thirty people under thirty years of age who show exceptional potential within the landscape industry.
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